Christie Thompson was an intern at ProPublica. She studied journalism at Northwestern University, and has written for The Nation, The Chicago Reporter and TheAtlantic.com.
Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many Southern school districts have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa’s city schools, which are among the most rapidly resegregating in the country.
Four decades after Roe v. Wade, a range of #MuckReads, #Longreads and explainers on abortion.
From NSA surveillance to a football star's fake girlfriend, we look back at some of the great MuckReads of 2013.
The agency ignored state and city officials' appeals to update the maps with better data until it was too late.
The Department of Justice has expanded eligibility for compassionate release. But whether that means more inmates are let out early depends on the “compassion” of prison officials.
How far have we come? Journalists take a hard look at our nation’s system of caring for the mentally ill.
One year after Hurricane Sandy, we've collected the best reporting on the storm.
A judge’s dismissal of sexual harassment case has prompted one New York councilmember to push for unpaid interns to be protected under city’s Human Rights Law.
A roundup of important stories on the fight for sexuality and gender equality in the workplace.
Each year, acetaminophen overdose sends as many as 78,000 Americans to the emergency room. We’ve created five consumer resources to help you become more aware of the inherit risks of the pain reliever “hospitals use most.”
It's been 50 years since the historic March on Washington. Here's some of the best reporting on the ongoing fight for civil rights.
More than half of U.S. inmates suffer from a mental health problem. Here’s some of the best deep-dive reporting on the issue.
In New York, inmates diagnosed with “serious” disorders should be protected from solitary confinement. But since that policy began, the number of inmates diagnosed with such disorders has dropped.
It’s not just about a paycheck. Federal laws protecting workers against discrimination and sexual harassment often don’t apply to unpaid interns.
Guantanamo Bay isn’t the only place the U.S. has force-fed prisoners.